A brother asked me recently to check the Bible for the phrase “repent of your sins”.
As the attached graphic states, the specific phrase “repent of your sins” does not occur.
My previous post referred to the verse lists for my study. This post supplies the list for the word “Repentance”, with an added bonus at the end.
Repentance – Strong’s G3341
Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.
I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
Before his coming, John had proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
2 Corinthians 7:9
As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Timothy 2:25
correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.
For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Unrepentant – G279
Added bonus for those brave souls who read the full post! The following verse uses the negative term for repentance, translated as impenitent.
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
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